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KAS/Christoph Wiedenroth

Post-Elections Dialogue-Reflections on the 2024 General Election

The Youth’s Perspective

On 11 June CANRAD in cooperation with KAS hosted a post-elections dialogue Reflections on the 2024 General Elections: The Youth’s Perspective which was attended by over 100 delegates. The delegates were students and the staff of Nelson Mandela University and high school learners from Kwesi Lomso in Zwide and Masiphathisane High School in Motherwell.

International Day of Parliament

OUTA Webinar Recap

In a recent webinar titled "Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight and Accountability in South Africa," hosted in July 2024, key stakeholders discussed critical issues facing the country's legislative process.

KAS/Christiaan Endres

Goedgedacht helps establish peace committee

The relationship of Goedgedacht and KAS dates back numerous years, through the “Forums for Social Reflection”.

The Goedgedacht Forum’s focus is the “common good”. It seeks to contribute to a South African process, which strengthens democratic, participative institutions and movements; promotes peace and justice and strives for a harmonious society in which all of its people prosper and fulfil their potential as human beings. Further, it aims to bring a humane culture and to introduce and strengthen positive values in politics and civil society in general.

KAS/Dambisa Dube

South African voters shifted support in 2024

South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial elections may appear to represent new electoral trends.

To the casual observer, the outcome of South Africa’s 2024 national and provincial elections, which herald a new era of national coalition governance, may appear to represent new electoral trends. But that is not the case.

KAS Interview: South Africa Post Election Analysis

KAS South Africa spoke with the KAS Resident Representative Gregor Jaecke about the outcome of the elections…

Pexels/Joshua Miranda

Election Disinformation in South Africa

In today's digital age, disinformation stands as a pervasive and insidious threat, particularly during elections.

As South Africa approaches its upcoming national elections, it is vital for citizens to recognize the dangers of false information and to be ready to combat it. The integrity of our democratic society hinges on our collective ability to distinguish truth from falsehood and to hold accountable those who propagate disinformation.


Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections

FW de Klerk Assessment with the Bill of Rights

In the lead-up to the National and Provincial Elections on 29 May 2024, anticipated to be the largest and most significant in recent memory, the FW de Klerk Foundation has embarked upon a project.

KAS / Dambisa Dube

South Africa before the elections

New hope at the Cape?

On May 29, 2024, elections were held in South Africa for the national assembly and all provincial parliaments. After years of economic decline, the country is in urgent need of a new direction. Polls suggest that Nelson Mandela's party, the ANC, will fall short of an ab-solute majority at national level for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1994 and will rely on coalition partners to form a government. At the same time, the South African party spectrum is becoming increasingly fragmented, which also means more competition to pro-vide better solutions to the country's numerous challenges. Against this backdrop, the con-stellation in which South Africa will be governed in the future is uncertain, as various sce-narios are conceivable following the outcome of the elections.

Boniface Mwangi

Under the Swinging Arch

Perspectives on the Glenister anti-corruption cases by those who fought them.

This book chronicles the progress and outcomes of public interest litigation that has become known as ‘the Glenister trilogy’. The authors are all lawyers who played a role in the litigation and concomitant advocacy at various stages. Their perspectives reflect on the triumphs and disasters that befell the campaign to ensure effective and efficient anti-corruption machinery of state in South Africa.

Nancy Msibi

South African Council of Churches Voting Workshops


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung supported voter education dialogues in diverse townships in Katlehong, Vosloorus, Thokoza, Tembisa, Orlando West, Zandspruit, Diepsloot, Clayville, Dobsonville, and Molapo between February and March.